実践ビジネス英語 2020/2/6 (2)Aging Together





実践ビジネス英語 2020/2/6 (2)Aging Together
Collins says a growing number of people in their 60s and 70s are caring for parents in their 90s and older. Lyons relates how his sister thought she’d have fewer responsibilities at her age, but sees taking care of their mother as a way to repay her for what she did for them as kids. Collins expresses her sympathy and warns that older caregivers often suffer health problems for themselves.
dementia 認知症
in fairly good shape かなり体調がよくて、経済的にも
In reasonably good health and physical condition. We also use this about metaphorical fitness and health. Such as, his finances are in fairly good shape. He doesn’t have any big debts and he’s saved a good amount. Or, to use the opposite expression. Ah, this report is in bad shape. It has to be completely rewritten.
his finances are in fairly good shape 財務状況がよい
比喩的な metaphorical
apart from -,〜は別として
Separate from. With the exception of. Things like, I’m all ready for the trip. Apart from buying a new swim suit. Or, I don’t know any lawyers apart from Karen.
pick up speed 急速に進む、速度を増す、加速する
Collins says, “Your sister and your mom are part of a trend that’s picking up speed across the nation.”
shed 減らす、捨てる

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